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UA 744/777 Routes To Europe?  
User currently offlinetyler81190 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 724 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9617 times:

I didn't se anything recent on this, so forgive me if this has already been posted. I am looking to fly on one of United's 747s next week on May 14th. But I want to go over to europe. Any ideas where they send them TATL?

thank you!

Tyler

[Edited 2012-05-07 16:46:24]

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User currently offlinePHXA340 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 901 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9577 times:

All the time from ORD into FRA. Why a 744 though ... they are dated, try getting a 777 , they are so much better , unless you want to for the quad  

User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9577 times:

just off the top of my head I think west coast to LHR / FRA is a good bet

User currently offlinetyler81190 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9577 times:

Quoting PHXA340 (Reply 1):
All the time from ORD into FRA. Why a 744 though ... they are dated, try getting a 777 , they are so much better , unless you want to for the quad  

My mom has never flown on one, so I am taking her to Europe for mothers day, flying in F... but She may be ok with a 777. haha Any suggested 777 routes?

edited for spelling

[Edited 2012-05-07 16:47:39]

User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9818 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9464 times:

If you are going to fly in first class, go for a 747 or 767. The 777s are mixed between new and old configuration.

SFO-FRA and ORD-FRA are the only 747 routes to Europe. However I don't know anyone who would take a vacation to FRA. It isn't a hot tourist destination compared to others in Europe.



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User currently offlinetyler81190 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9457 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 4):
If you are going to fly in first class, go for a 747 or 767. The 777s are mixed between new and old configuration.

what are some good 767/777 routes to Europe then? I know they fly a lot of 757s there, and I am not a fan of single aisle to europe. haha


User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9818 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9417 times:

Quoting tyler81190 (Reply 5):
what are some good 767/777 routes to Europe then? I know they fly a lot of 757s there, and I am not a fan of single aisle to europe. haha

Well if you are going First Class (not business), most routes are through ORD or IAD that you would connect to from Kansas. You can choose LHR which is the most popular destination, but also CDG, BRU, MUC, FCO, GVA, ZRH, FRA, and AMS, which all have F. If you are on a 777, just be warned you have about a 40% chance of getting the old configuration which is not as good. 767-300s and 747s guarantee the new product.



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User currently offlinetyler81190 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9407 times:

Thanks for the info!! I will look into those cities! It's too bad they don't fly those planes on domestic routes too often :!

User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9202 times:

The B744 is no longer seen at LHR. SFO-LHR returned to B777 service in March.

[Edited 2012-05-07 18:00:47]

User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2984 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8833 times:
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If you want the NEW First UA product the 747 has the best premium First cabin, and row 1 is best for 2 people traveling together- and most private and best storage at or around the seat. It does not have a direct overhead as it's in the very tip of the nose.
On the 767, you must make sure when booking is a 3 class 767 as their are about 5 767's that are ex-CO. If the agent says it's a 767-400, it won't have "Global First". But the 767-300 are all 3 class with "Global First" seats. And if you are traveling with someone you need seat 1A and the asile in 1st, otherwise she could be at seat 1K which has a seat and hip-high wall. I think seats 2A and the asile are the same. Check SEATGURU.com and certainly call UA and speak to a live person. The same goes for the 777. YOU MUST ASK "is this a NEWLY reconfigured 777 with 3 cabins? BUT, there is always a small chance they swap equipment last minute and you may get an old 777 with the old First seat or an ex-CO 777 with just business and no First at all.

Also, are you buying an F ticket or upgrading somehow? Certain routes can be difficult to get 2 people in F if you are using miles or Systemwides -- and your status really counts.



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User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8708 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 9):
YOU MUST ASK "is this a NEWLY reconfigured 777 with 3 cabins?

No you don't. It shows it CLEARLY in the seat map.

NS


User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2462 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8542 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 9):
5 767's that are ex-CO.

16 767-400s and 7 767-200s, but those will be phased out this year and next.

Quoting VC10er (Reply 9):
But the 767-300 are all 3 class with "Global First" seats.

As of this week, one 767-322/ER is in a J/Y international configuration with sCO BusinessFirst flat bed seats at a 2-1-2 configuration. 13 more to follow.


User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6605 times:

Quoting CODC10 (Reply 11):
As of this week, one 767-322/ER is in a J/Y international configuration with sCO BusinessFirst flat bed seats at a 2-1-2 configuration. 13 more to follow.

Do you have any shots of what she looks like on the inside? Did they go new bins sidewalls and all?

i.e. does it look like a newly configured 764?

NS


User currently offlinerdh3e From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1823 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6216 times:

Just FYI, s-UA equipment is flying the following routes right now:

747:

ORD-FRA
SFO-FRA

767:

EWR-ZRH
IAD-DME/FCO/FRA/GVA/LHR/ZRH
ORD-AMS/BRU/CDG/LHR

777:

EWR-BRU
IAD-BRU/FCO/FRA/LHR/MUC
LAX-LHR
ORD-FRA/MUC
SFO-FRA/LHR


User currently offlineBZNPilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2006, 264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5266 times:

I flew a UA744 in March on the FRA-SFO route. It was a great flight with extremely scenic views of Greenland, the Canadian Arctic, the Canadian/US Rockies and the Cascade volcanoes while heading down the West Coast towards SFO. Obviously the wind/weather/cloud cover need to cooperate to have that routing and those views, but in terms of a general route, the FRA-SFO route overflies some breathtaking scenery. Actual flight time was 11 hours, 18 minutes on my flight. Good luck and have fun!

User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5219 times:

Quoting rdh3e (Reply 13):
767:

EWR-ZRH

PLUS:

EWR-EZE and soon EWR-GVA/LHR/IST



"KEEP CLIMBING" -- DELTA
User currently offlinerdh3e From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1823 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5126 times:

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 15):
PLUS:

EWR-EZE

Erm, weren't we talking about Europe  

And yeah, there are more to come. What I listed is just what operated thus far in May.

[Edited 2012-05-08 13:47:59]

User currently offlineL1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 989 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 4):
SFO-FRA and ORD-FRA are the only 747 routes to Europe. However I don't know anyone who would take a vacation to FRA. It isn't a hot tourist destination compared to others in Europe.


UA 747's to Europe?

SFO-FRA and ORD-FRA that's really it!

Go for it tyler81190! Hop on UA 747 to FRA!

You can definitely have a ball on a trip to Frankfurt. It's true that Frankfurt itself might not be the most desired European destination (but it's definitely underrated as Frankfurt has a lot more to offer than one might think), however the area around Frankfurt and areas nearby have plenty to offer. Plus Frankfurt's central geographical position makes for easy onward travel in the southwest of Germany, nearby France and Switzerland... etc. So come over... it's really worth a visit... you could come and see Heidelberg for instance. It's close to Frankfurt... its takes you roughly 45 minutes to get there from the airport.

Best regards

L1011Lover


User currently offlinetyler81190 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

Thanks guys!!! The mother has decided on the 777, so It is looking like BRU. haha But thank you for the info!!!

Tyler


User currently offlineLOWS From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

Quoting tyler81190 (Reply 18):
Thanks guys!!! The mother has decided on the 777, so It is looking like BRU. haha But thank you for the info!!!

Excellent choice. BRU is very nice. Try Leonidas chocolates ;D


User currently offlinebergkampsticket From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2012, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Quoting tyler81190 (Reply 18):

You can also visit on of my favourite cities, Cologne, as well as Amsterdam and Paris easily from there too.


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